Our Committment to Firefighter Community
We are committed to supporting the firefighter community and we contribute a portion of all sales to non-profit charities and foundations. Below are a few of the causes we help support.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://www.firehero.org/)
Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Their mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.
The Leary Firefighters Foundation (http://www.learyfirefighters.org/)
The Leary Firefighters Foundation was founded in 2000 by actor Denis Leary in response to a fire that broke out in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, his hometown, in December of 1999. Over 75 firefighters ran into what some have called "the perfect fire" and six of them never came out. One was Denis' first cousin, Jerry Lucey and another Lt. Tommy Spencer, was a childhood friend and high school classmate. In an effort to find a positive way to deal with this overwhelming loss, Denis established The Leary Firefighters Foundation in the spring of 2000. The Leary Firefighters Foundation is dedicated to providing fire departments with funding and resources for up-to-date equipment and training.
St. Baldricks Foundation for Childhood Cancer (http://www.stbaldricks.org)
Funds raised by the St. Baldrick's Foundation will be directed for childhood cancer research - to help speed the day when every child with cancer will be guaranteed a healthy future. Everything known about curing childhood cancer today has been learned through research.
Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. While advances have saved many children, childhood cancer still claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease - more than diabetes, asthma, congenital anomalies, cystic fibrosis and AIDS - combined!
St. Baldrick's is a source of inspiration and hope for every child and family whose lives are forever altered by childhood cancer. The tremendous cooperation and generosity shown by all involved in St. Baldrick's is a powerful symbol of the love and compassion felt for these children, and the solidarity exhibited by shavees brings smiles to the faces of many deserving children.